Squad Grateful For Fantastic Support

Hundreds of messages of good luck are pouring in to Scotland's St Etienne base ahead of tomorrow's crucial Rugby World Cup Pool C contest against Italy. Scotland coach Frank Hadden said: "The level of backing for Jason and the players throughout this tournament has been fantastic"

Hundreds of messages of good luck are pouring in to Scotland's St Etienne base ahead of tomorrow's crucial Rugby World Cup Pool C contest against Italy.

Scotland coach Frank Hadden said: "The level of backing for Jason and the players throughout this tournament has been fantastic.

"When you read the messages from Scotland fans, young and old, men and women, boys and girls, it underlines just how much the team means to people."

Messages have come from throughout Scotland – from as far north as Fair Isle, to Langholm in the south-west - and other parts of the British Isles. The ex-pat community, too, have been vocal, with greetings from the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, the Cayman Islands, Brazil, China, France, and, yes, even Italy.

Hadden added: "The players are determined to produce a performance tomorrow that will make all our supporters very proud.”